Hyderabad: Giving a big push to education for Backward Classes (BCs) children, the State Government has set the stage for opening 119 BC welfare residential schools in the State. Chief Minister, K Chandrashekhar Rao will formally inaugurate the BC Gurukul institution in Saroonagar on Monday.
The residential schools set up in all the 119 assembly constituencies will start functioning simultaneously. Over 28,600 students will be enrolled this year in the new BC welfare residential institutions. State Government is going all out to give a massive push to infrastructure in the institutions.
The Backward Classes Welfare Department has been tasked with the responsibility of making the new institutions little more cheerful and greener besides correcting the academic deficiencies. Once they come up with all facilities, they would emerge as the ultimate parental choice, according to G Ashok Kumar, Principal Secretary, BC welfare.
The government had decided to construct new residential schools at cost of Rs 2,380 crores. In addition to this, the provision of school infrastructure would cost another Rs 285.60 crores. In a majority of the cases, the schools were opened this year in private buildings. Initially, the institution would start functioning with only three classes – fifth, sixth and seventh standards – with an intake of 80 students in each class.
The Government has sanctioned in all 4,046 posts of both teaching and non-teaching staff to work in the schools. About 2,013 teachers would be recruited well before the commencement of the next academic year.